Friday, May 22, 2009

Caffeinated Randomness 5/22

You know that song from American Idol a few years back, when they'd vote someone off they'd play "you had a bad day." I can hear that song playing in my head right now. I'm tired from an overly busy week and don't have the energy to pull together a riveting post.

This is especially troubling now that Michael Hyatt (CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing) is following me on Twitter and could pop over any second to see what I wrote. And he'd find this. Oh, the agony. {Mr. Hyatt, please come back on Monday, I'll write something amazing...or I could just fax over my book proposal's ready!!}.

In any event, I found this meme at "Under Grace & Over Coffee." Her tag line is "I take my coffee with milk, sugar, and the joy of knowing Jesus." Well I could have said that! So I thought, since I'm feeling random, I'd link up. Here are some random things this week:

1. Too many school programs, play dates & picnics have left me exhausted, and tomorrow is the last day of school for my preschooler. I need another week, really. Can't she go one more week?

2. The pool opens this weekend! My kids are thrilled. I am facing the reality of wearing a swim suit in public. I'm not ready for this. Where is my self-tanner?

3. I loved the American Idol finale! I knew Kris would win, because all the Danny people threw their votes to Kris. It was a great show.

4. I haven't been reading my Bible. This is leading to writer's block, not to mention getting farther behind in my goal to read it in a year. I need to skip ahead...Leviticus & Numbers are so overwhelming. I love the New Testament, and I am bogged down in the Old Testament details (how many in each tribe, what sacrifices they made).

5. My in-laws aren't doing too well physically, and this is leaving me really bummed too. I love my in-laws SO much, they are awesome. You can read about them here. But if you get a chance, say a prayer for them.

Okay, so that is my completely random post today. It's not my usually upbeat fun. But every one has a bad day now & then.

Chatty Kelly


Sue J. said...

A hour and 45 until caffeinated madness! Can't wait....

Never too tired to find a great bargain and your eyes are not dim to a good look. Can we find me both?

Get some rest! Your deck is calling you....

The Patterson 5 said...

The end of the school year is always so full of fun activities, programs, etc and it can be a little overwhelming and then add that on to what is just "going on" in our lives. I agree with Sue, perhaps a quiet sit on your deck is just what you need!

Prayer for you Mr chatty Kelly and your inlaws. I'm thankful for the chat we had the other day to help me know best how to focus my prayers for each of you.

Leslie said...

Boy, I could have written exactly what you wrote! Except, no your dear daughter can't have one more week of preschool...the teachers are tired:-) (I'm trying to wake up as I type this...oh, I haven't had my coffee yet...that might help!)

I thought of you last night because one of my students gave me a gift card to Starbucks! Along with it came a coffee mug and 2 pairs of the cutest coffee themed socks!

Have a GOOD day and say hello to Sue J. for me when y'all get together this morning!

Susan D said...

Your in-laws are an awesome testimony to how God intends our marriage to mimic. My grandparents were that way. I miss them so. I'll be praying for each of you. Blessings, SusanD

Falling Around said...

I nearly passed out when I saw that Michael Hyatt was following me on twitter! But I don't imagine he'll ever make it over to my blog... so I'm good.

You're lucky school's out for you! I homeschool mine and we'll be doing school through the summer in order to catch up on our ridiculously looong Christmas break... sigh.

On Purpose said...

Well my life revovles around this seemed 'normal' to me...scary huh! Love you girl! Praying for you to take a deep breath in Him today! Have a great weekend!

Greg C said...

I just posted and after reading it I am not sure if it is positive or negative. What's going on with our brains Kelly? It must be the caffeine.

Andrea said...

I love self-tanner - especially since it takes me a good two months to actually get a real tan, and that's all we get for summer here!

So glad you joined us today!

Lois Lane II said...

Random posts rock! I'm excited about your pool opening up! I want to go swimming sooo bad!

crittyjoy said...

:) I am so glad you joined our little group of is a fabulous way to end to week.

Sigh...sometimes I get that song stuck in my head too. I think that is the only hit the poor guy had...I guess you can only go so far with bad day songs.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Carmen Gamble said...

You may be tired, but you're still very interesting to read. Never thought about Danny's votes going to Kris...of course! Self-tanner? I should try some. Did you know the camps in the OT were laid out in a cross when looking down on them? I'll check out the post on your IL's and the blog you mentioned...try to have a restful weekend!

bloggymail said...

Ha! I always thought that sound was kinda mean when voted off.

Hope all gets better.

Mrs. Sidney said...

I, too am feeling exgausted today and not ready for the weekend... I know sounds crazy but my to do list is madness this weekend and I just want a break from it all... maybe soon.

Happy Friday and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Okay, so I hope by now you got that bible out and read at least 3 chapters.* Next, crank up the praise, slather on that artificial tan, paint your tootsies, and find your brightest PINK lipstick and pile it on just for fun. Don't forget the rouge. (Are we having fun yet?)

You know the thought of swim suits make most woman hyperventilate. Personally, I'm waiting for thee olde fashioned ones to come back in style. You know, the ones that have leotards? heehee

Go have a day! You are ALWAYS a good read.
HEY; I FOUND YOU TODAY IN A BOX OF OTHER STUFF. SERIOUSLY... I can't wait to show ya. heehe

Joy in The Truth said...

Hi, Kelly! I love that song...the kids sing it from "Alvin and the Chipmunks"...with the chipmunk voice!

Will check out the "over coffee" blog you are linking to. :)

Our development pool opens, too! These arms are not ready for prime time summer!

So, the big CEO following you on Twitter! Wow! I am sure he will be delighted. :)

Will absolutely pray for your in-laws! Thanks for reaching out.

I hope you are going to a home-town parade on Monday! Wear your red, white and blue! :)

Joy in The Truth said...

PS - Levit. and Numbers were tough, but treasures along the way. NIV Chrono Bible is currently in Song of Solomon, which is so nice...especially during me and hub's anniversary time! :) Why don't you start again to and just keep going. Hang on until the New Testament! God will bless you through the OT!

Blasé said...

I've read the Bible from front to end several times. One year I read it twice within 10 months besides twenty other books/commentaries. The key is meditating on what you've hid in your heart. Make like a cow, and Regurgitate it. And, God is going to bless you, regardless.

Fair skin tone is downright beautiful...imho.

Blasé said...

oh yeah, I keep forgetting to tell you...

I've done some blog searching over a few Religious/Christian blogs, and I must say that your blog has actually grown on me.

I find you to be down-to-earth (too heavenly minded makes one no earthly good), unpretentious, and Real.

You are like Jesus, not uncomfortable to rub shoulders with those that take you out of your comfort zone.

Truth4thejourney said...

Sorry your day was so difficult. Hope tomorrow is better!

I thought your post was perfect.

Blasé said...

...well apparently, I'm in the minority on this Blogosphere when it comes to the 70's Classic Rock songs. That's ok...I'm willing to expose the best music ever made to the latest generations.

No, I'm not "teasing" you. I'm as real as it gets and God has gifted me in certain areas, just like he has for everyone. I can see through the 'weak in the faith' very easily. And there are some that fit that category with their pretentious religious blogs. It's rather easy to learn of someone through their blogs. No matter how much one may try to wear the religious cloak...a blog will eventually make one transparent. And, I'll never mention any names.

Anyone can talk the religious jargon and go through the motions of religion...and anyone does. God will deliver anyone from religious bondage that is willing to humble their self.

What I said of you is true, and I have nothing to gain from my assessment. I actually have a genuine motive in the midst of all my bullsh*****g. Roms 14:1-3, 15:7

Liz said...

I love the NT, too, but there are some important things in the OT. Everything relates in scripture. One of the neat things I learned from reading the OT is that the law required that when they harvested their fields, they were to leave some grain behind for the poor and widows to glean. Because of that law, Ruth happened to glean in Boaz's field, and the rest of the story is that they got married, had children, becoming a direct line to the throne of David...and Jesus. I love the way everything connects.

I know some OT things can be hard to wade through, but there's some good stuff there. Keep plugging away.

Beverlydru said...

I have always enjoyed posts with lists of "random thoughts". I suppose it seems so familiar to me. What's good for your brain is good for ours too. Have a wonderful weekend. And I will pray for your in-laws. (in-loves)

Irritable Mother said...

RE: number 4...
Don't give up, CK! I understand the getting bogged down. Oh, I understand! But God can still meet you there. Let Him use the details to remind you how much HE IS IN THE DETAILS. He is in every detail of your life and you can trust Him.

Really, please keep going, because I am in Exdodus right now and pretty soon I am going to need you to encourage me to keep going through Lev. and Num.!

Edie said...

Boy can I understand the overwhelming busyness. Hang in there girl. I'll say a prayer for you.

I can't bring myself to wear a swimsuit in front of friends much less in public. lol.

I have started reading my Bible again. I hate that I let the busyness get the better of me. Keep at it, you can do it!

I will pray for your in-laws too.

Hope you're having a relaxing weekend!

Angela said...

Oh I am sorry you had one of those mind blocking crazy day. I hope you felt refreshed over the weekend. I do have your button up (I got behind due to technical issues) and will have your interview up in the AM.

He And Me + 3 said...

i strolled into the operating room and that song was playing. I asked them to quickly change it. LOL Visiting from angela's blog.

coffee fan said...

It's hard not to like Kris even if only for his emotional dad; makes me tear up every time

Beth in NC said...

Just came over from Jill's place. It is nice to meet you! I am going to follow. I hope you will come visit me as well.

(Girl, I understand about the bathing suit. Sigh!)

Many blessings!

Beth in NC said...

Oops ... it wasn't Jill's place (Sneaky Mama). SORRY! I came over from Becoming Me. Yikes!!!

Julie Gillies said...

Hi Kelly,

Well, we're all entitled to bad days, right?

I thought American Idol's finale was spectacular. The best ever, in fact...and had a blast watching it.

And you're right...Leviticus and Numbers ARE overwhelming. Sometimes I glean the unexpected, however.

Have a great Memorial Day!

My ADHD Me said...

Cheer Up Buttercup!

I agree about the end of the school year. Some would say it is bittersweet....or at least bitter. it's just so much easier to be a good parent when you have those hours away from the kids to regroup... not to mention get a pedicure (well, at least in your a pedicure...EEKKK!)

Also am going through the craziness of events. Choir concerts, Baccalaureate(yes I looked up the spelling), prom, exams, early release days, graduation picnics, practices and the graduation itself.

Bathing Suits and Hiking Boots (nuff said on that!)

Praying for your in-laws. I know how special they are. I can't remember the post you wrote about them so I am going to go read it now.

P.S. I like that song. It sure does sum some days up, eh?

My ADHD Me said...

OH YEAH! Now I remember that post. I remember thinking the exact same thing then, that I am thinking now. What an incredible couple.

2Thinks said...

Been seeing around the comment halls, so decided to check out your posts. Identified w/this overwhelmingly not so good day you refer to here- though I'm usually pretty upbeat. I'll be reading more of yours, thanks.

Come see me sometime.